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ASIC recommends tougher corporate penalties
Insight 24 Oct 2017

The ASIC Enforcement Taskforces latest consultation paper pushes for a tougher penalty regime for corporate and financial sector misconduct which has been key focus of the Taskforces Terms of Reference and indeed of ASICs reform agenda for some time Partner Belinda Thompson Senior Associate Michela ...

Senate calls for rewards and increased protections for whistleblowers
Insight 03 Oct 2017

A broadened definition of whistleblower reforms to establish greater protections for whistleblowers and increased sanctions for retaliatory conduct are some of the recommendations by a Senate committee looking into whistleblower protections in the corporate public and not-for-profit sector We expect ...

The BEAR roars into action
Insight 26 Sep 2017

The Federal Government has released the exposure draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment Banking Executive Accountability and Related Measures Bill together with a draft Explanatory Memoradum This follows on from the release of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime BEAR consultation paper in July ...

Supply chains and modern slavery: reporting on the rise
Insight 18 Sep 2017

The release of the Attorney-Generals consultation paper on modern slavery in supply chains and the recent interim inquiry report on establishing an Australian Modern Slavery Act reflect how international standards around corporate respect for human rights are becoming enshrined in law Australian ...

Extraordinary new power proposed for APRA
Insight 12 Sep 2017

The proposed draft of the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Crisis Resolution Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2017, will be giving new powers to the APRA in relation to the authorised non-operating holding company and other related bodies corporate of APRA-regulated entities ...

Grizzly times ahead for banks
Insight 14 Jul 2017

A consultation paper on the BEAR has been released confirming the Federal Governments intention to impose an executive accountability regime on banks and their subsidiaries that follows important elements of current international accountability regimes You have three weeks to provide your comments ...

Vietnam's new regulations on corporate governance for public companies
Insight 07 Jul 2017

A decree that aims to improve the corporate governance regime for public companies in Vietnam has been issued and comes into effect August 2017 Our team reports on the key changes ...

UK's Financial Conduct Authority report into asset management: guidance for future direction
Insight 06 Jul 2017

ASIC often looks to overseas regulators for inspiration So when a particularly influential regulator publishes a comprehensive report about a large segment of its regulated population including possible new areas for regulation it can pay to take note because it may be a guide to the future ...

Raising capital, raising standards: managing conflicts of interest in sell-side research and corporate advisory
Insight 06 Jul 2017

ASIC continues its mission to enhance the regulation of Australias equity markets with its recent publication of Consultation Paper 290 on managing conflicts of interest when dealing with sell-side research and corporate advisory The proposed amendments will primarily target investment banks and ...

ASIC sell-side research consultation and proposed regulatory guidance
Insight 04 Jul 2017

ASICs new regulatory guidance focuses on managing conflicts of interest and material non-public information when providing sell-side research As well as providing extensive guidance on managing conflicts of interest during the capital raising process ASIC provides its views on payment of ...